logo

Drop us a Line

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetuer ux adipis cing elit, sed

NAME@YOURSITE.COM

6 Eco-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants That Celebrate Sustainable Living

6 Eco-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants That Celebrate Sustainable Living

If you’ve made a lifestyle change recently and you’re concerned about the food that you’re eating, as well as where it comes from…

Check out these cafes/restaurants in Singapore that celebrate sustainable practices, from zero-waste to farm-to-table experiences! Happy guilt-free eating!

1. Making you think twice about food waste: Kausmo

The guys over at this sustainable restaurant set out to challenge food norms, and they’ve done so very well. It’s their mission to minimise waste wherever possible, as well as showcasing the not-perfect looking bits of produce and forgotten ingredients! 

Photo by @thangnology on Instagram

You won’t find a set menu here, instead, it changes seasonally according to what’s available. They really highlight how overripe and oddly shaped vegetables and fruits can still be used to create gorgeous plates of food that taste as good as they look. And the same goes for their meat cuts!

Photos: @wasabi_shan, @circuitbaker_sg, @estella2406 on Instagram

Kausmo

Price: From SGD 75 (6 course)

Address: 1 Scotts Road Shaw Centre, #03-07, Singapore 228208 (Map)

Contact: +65 8126 8538

Opening Hours: Tue-Sat, 1st seating at 6:30pm, 2nd seating at 8:30pm (Closed Sun-Mon)

Website

2. For those that live a completely conscious lifestyle: The Social Space 

Not just a cafe, this is actually a multi-concept space where you’ll find a fair trade shop, their conscious cafe and a refillery, all under one roof! 

Photos: @patricchoy, @ourbiggreenadventure, @becseu on Instagram

Their Tea Bar & Cafe is really vegan-friendly, and thanks to the fresh produce that they use in their foods, it all naturally pops with colour! Order their Roasted Eggplant & Miso Dressing open-face toastie or try The Hulk smoothie bowl instead – all of which are made with soy milk.

Photos: @liliansdl, @anqiunderwater on Instagram

The Social Space

Price: From SGD 8

Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Road #01-14 Singapore 080333 (Map)

Contact: +65 6655 0221 / +65 9341 9639

Opening Hours: Wed-Mon from 9am to 5pm (Closed Tuesdays)

Website

3. Bistro, farm and food museum all in one!: Bollywood Veggies 

Situated in the ever-green Kranji countryside, you will instantly feel transported out of the city hustle and to a jungle world of nature. 

Photos: @henrygan76, @jhenri26, @patriciatai on Instagram

Here you’ll find the Poison Ivy Bistro located on a well-known farm, serving you the freshest, wholesome foods from farm to table – literally! 

Photos: @patriciatai, @aussie_boymum_in_singapore on Instagram

When you’re done eating, take a tour around the farm, or visit their Earth Shop, and either walk away with fresh goodies or products that are environmentally friendly.

Bollywood Veggies

Price: From SGD 2

Address: 100 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719026 (Map)

Contact: +65 6898 5001

Opening Hours: Thu-Fri from 7am to 5pm; Sat-Sun from 7am to 7pm (Closed Mon-Wed)

Website

4. Creative plates of food that tell a story: Salted and Hung 

Talk about contemporary, the plates of food at Salted and Hung are filled with colour and a definite artistic touch, with influence from contemporary Australian cuisine. 

Photos: @winnnnnwll, @veronicaphua, @j.oswel on Instagram

But they do things a little differently at this fine-dining restaurant, and their menu focuses on the forgotten parts of proteins and produce, including skin, bone and innards. They celebrate what other eateries would usually throw away, or not dare to cook, minimising their wastage at the same time! 

Photo by @foodieteng on Instagram

Salted and Hung

Price: From SGD 78

Address: 12 Purvis St, Singapore 188591 (Map)

Contact: +65 6358 3130

Opening Hours: Thu-Sun from 11am to 2:30pm (lunch); Tue-Sun from 6pm to 10:30pm dinner) (Closed Mondays)

Website

5. Growing their own rooftop garden, many of the ingredients on the menu are harvested from here: NOKA

Let’s start off by just letting you know that the word ‘noka’ in Japanese translates to ‘farmhouse’, so you kind of know what sort of experience you’re in for here! 

Photos: @_ddoubb_, @missscwebb on Instagram

The guys behind this restaurant take inspiration from Japanese (fine-dining) cooking techniques. They use ingredients that grow in Singapore and the surrounding regions, as well as a few special sustainable ingredients from the chef’s hometown in Japan, such as wagyu. 

Photos: @heywu, @chi_re on Instagram

They’ve also chosen to ditch any endangered species in their cuisine, supporting local ecosystems instead!

Photos by @talkkok on Instagram

NOKA

Price: From SGD 8

Address: #07-38 Funan 109 North Bridge Road S179097 (Map)

Contact: +65 6877 4878

Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30am to 2pm (lunch), 6pm to 10pm (dinner)

Website

6. Enjoy this refillery experience!: Vom Fass

If you’re tired of buying bottle after bottle of liquor, drinks and other liquids for the kitchen such as oils and vinegar, only to chuck the bottle in the bin each time… You may want to consider Vom Fass as an alternative. 

Photos: @thertle_, @jacquikyl, @dandyyish on Instagram

Vom Fass is a global brand with stores in countries across the world, and the idea is to bring your own empty bottles. Here you can fill up on wine, spirits, vinegar, and more, and they do have refills of gourmet food products too!

Photo by @simplyourzzz on Instagram

Vom Fass

Price: From SGD 10

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #04-25 Singapore 238801 (Map)

Contact: +65 6509 8409

Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 9pm

Website

So the next time you’re dining at any of these spots, you can feel good about the food you’re eating, knowing that these cafes/restaurants go to lengths to use sustainable practices. 

Interested to find more eco-friendly places to visit or shop in Singapore? Download our SmooveX app and you’ll find everything you need whenever you’re on the go!

I live to travel and I travel to live. I'm a travelling Gypsy with a passion for the English word, being inspired daily by the different cultures and colours, scents and scenic overloads, sensory explosions, and mind-awakening experiences. The ones that take your breath away. Walking along with the earth, one country at a time, it's what I live for; a life full of adventure, sharing my thoughts and experiences through literature.